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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #224127
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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: Woodreb] #236847
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Update:
Mason is having a flare-up frown

Left for a wedding yesterday morning and came home and he had himself all torn up frown

He has had 1 spot on his side that started out as a spider bite and then he kept biting it, the "area" got bigger but I have been keeping that clean and its almost all healed now.

In his armpit area, it looks like someone implanted a baseball under the skin, thats how swollen and inflamed it is from him scratching at it non-stop and biting....its bad, really bad, and very deep and open, ozzey (sp?)...nasty. I cleaned his sores up, gave him benadryl but he is still itchy and trying to get at it. He has an appt at the vet for Tues, but I called them and left a message and will call again first thing in the AM, to see if I can move his appt up to Monday.
He is definitely going to need abx this time frown (It was this time last year that he needed the abx)

Oh, and he has licked and chewed inside his toes all raw and they are ozzey too frown

Poor guy.

Nothing has changed (his "tickle spots" (usually he doesn't have tickle spots but when his allergies kick up they emerge) came about before I got Kyro, but I didn't think about it, thought he was just itchy from swimming so much, so I bathed him, he was good for a week and then yesterday this) and with the way he is biting/licking/chewing at his toes makes me think its his environmental allergies kicking up this time.

Hope he will bounce back quickly.


~Ashley~

Ivy's VV Marie NTD CGC

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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #236867
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OH No. I hope you can get Mason in to the Vet on Monday. It is no fun when they are suffering so much from allergies/infection or what every is causing it.

Can you ask you vet since the areas are oozing, if they can try to get enough junk to culture, if not I would have them do a couple of punch biopsies. I spider bit thing you described is (not to scare you) but is a pretty classic way the MRSA erupts, at least on humans.


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #236874
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Thank you for saying something, I definitely will say something.


~Ashley~

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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #236875
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Originally Posted By: GSDTrain
Thank you for saying something, I definitely will say something.


*Thank you for saying something, I definitely will ask.


~Ashley~

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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #236883
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Ashley, I just didn't want to scare you. MRSA can be hard to deal with, but if you can get a handle on it early then it helps.

I hope they culture at least and just don't throw Meds at the problem.

I know you will keep us updated on Mason.


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Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #236884
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Oh no! I'm so sorry. This time of year is so tough for him :-(

Glad that tomorrow is Monday, and yes, sure hope that they can culture something.

hugging I know how frustrating and difficult this is, let us know what the vet says!


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: MaxaLisa] #236913
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Lots of good thoughts for Mason!!


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #236926
06/18/12 11:49 AM
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Also cheering Mason on towards feeling better soon. Hoping they run a culture, this can be so helpful. crossedfingers Skin stuff is so difficult to puzzle out! Sending healing, healthy vibes out for handsome Mason! butterfly


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #236930
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GSDTrain—I’m so sorry to read about Mason and can completely relate. frown. I wish I had the magic cure for your Mason and my boy too.

Originally Posted By: GSDTrain
Oh, and he has licked and chewed inside his toes all raw and they are ozzey too frown


Derma Paw—Link: We are using this product for that exact reason and it helped, it really helped. We apply it every other night before bed and put the socks on with it, they don’t stay on long, but enough.

I had received great advice here, and they are working ie, Only Natural Pet Immune Balance, T-shirt, socks, scarf, etc.

I hope that your vet will help & do the biopsy/culture like suggested.

Good luck and hugs to you both.

PS—DH wanted me to add that the Temaril-P did help him and it did, but I’d add that he was really tired, not himself and did vomit a few times on it. It is a combination of Prednisolone and an anti-itch.

Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #237061
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Ooh, this definitely sounds like a staph infection to me. Similar to what happened to Elsa with the "scratch/bite/wound" getting bigger and bigger. The lump is what happens to my friend whenever she gets a flare up.

Hopefully it if that is what it is then it's as easy to treat on him as it was on Elsa. Easy 2 weeks of antibiotics and she was good to go.


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDElsa] #237068
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Had the vet appt this morning!
Vet did a culture, and it is a staph infection, so he is on abx for 2 weeks, as well as panalog cream to apply to the affected areas.
Vet offered TP, but I told her that I would wait on that, and continue with the benadryl for now.


~Ashley~

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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #237069
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And I haven't put a t-shirt on him like usual because it is so warm here and he would be burning up if I put one on him.
And the ONP stuff doesn't work for him.


~Ashley~

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Mason Von Holley BH ETD ATD ITD NTD CL1R NJN TT TDI HIT CGC (HOT) OFA (H/E/C/L) CERF

UKC CH SG Falcon PacHaus BH AD CGCA TDI
Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #237088
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Sure hope it clears up quicly crossedfingers


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: MaxaLisa] #242180
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Just updating,

Mason's staph infection cleared up nicely. He finished his abx last week.
No other issues. He is doing really well.

Those dang spiders!!!

Knock on wood, no itchies!! smile Nice soft, silky coat. And the hair he lost in the hot spot area has grown back really fast.

We are back on track! smile


~Ashley~

Ivy's VV Marie NTD CGC

Mason Von Holley BH ETD ATD ITD NTD CL1R NJN TT TDI HIT CGC (HOT) OFA (H/E/C/L) CERF

UKC CH SG Falcon PacHaus BH AD CGCA TDI
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